SHIP MANOEUVRING WITH APPLICATION TO SHIPBORNE PREDICTORS AND REAL-TIME SIMULATORS, PAPER 14

The main object of this paper is to define the role of shipborne manoeuvring predictors and prelaunch simulators in ship operation and new design, as well as to discuss a few selected details of simulator models and man-machine interface. Evidence is given to show that the manually operated free-sailing scale model will fail as a steering simulator in important cases. Records of helm manoeuvres on board large tankers in harbor approaches reveal a need for predictor assistance. A schematic flow diagram indicates the way modern computer and control theory will make new use of inputs from ship-model testing and hydrodynamic theory. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Directional Stability and Control of Bodies Moving in Water, London (England) April 17-21, 1972, p76-92.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Norrbin, N H
  • Publication Date: 1972-1-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-02040023, NSF-GK-73702
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1972 12:00AM